Photos of Stills Sold Commercially
Stainless steel boiler, connector, column, and condenser
Food Grade PVC cooling hoses
Laboratory Thermometer and Raschi Rings included!
|The Ultra Pure Still
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Speed: 1.2L / Hour
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Using just a 25cm column, this still produces 2 bottles of spirits from its 5L boiler in just 30 minutes, including heatup time!
It uses a 2200W element, and amphora structured copper mesh for smooth, authentic flavour. Comes with a digital thermometer for accurate cuts.
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|Mile High Distilling
Pictured are the Grande! from Mile Hi Distilling, featuring a 41-inch column and
40 & 32 quart boilers, their 43 inch reflux column and 2-in-1 tower, and 26 quart pot still.
Other designs, equipment etc shown on the site, along with prices
|Portuguese Copper Alembic and Alquitar Stills|
To see a full range of these stills, sold by Destilarias Eau-de-Vie, simply just click on one of the images above.
Handcrafted and hand hammered by skilled Portuguese coppersmiths, the sensual curves and natural beauty of copper echo the splendour of the past.
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Bosco Engineerings Reflux Still
||Stainless steel reflux still, fabricated in Australia
, at Bosco Engineering P/L
|Haas Copper Still
||Traditional Iberican alcohol still, |
hand hammered in hard copper.
Tel. 0049 2261 66115
Fax.0049 2261 64714
I got it via Outterson - Revenoor, (http://www.revenoor.com)
, it is made by The Revenoor folks.|
It has what I
believe is a 3-part rectifying column (I heard it called a splitter, not
sure what that means but I assume it's fractional), and the top 1/5 or
so is a condensor with cool water regulation to the condensor and the
worm. The column seems to have marbles or some other inert media in
the condensor and at least the top 1/3 or 2/3 of the column, but that's
just a guess!
Completely high quality craftsmanship all around, they
really take some pride in their work.
As you can tell, they are from the sour mash tradition, and this is
a pretty classic U.S. still design if you ask me.
|Don't know if these are available yet off their site.|
Column diameter = 50 mm
Column height = 600 mm
Packing type = glass beads, with a stainless steel scrubber each end
Distillate purity = 92 %
Distillate flowrate = 1 L/hr
Pot capacity = 25 or 50 L
Heat Input 1500 W + 1000 W (25 L) or 2 x 1500 W (50 L)
Retail price = NZ$550 (25L) and NZ$650 (50L)
Pete at the Brewers Barn (email@example.com) sells
these, and can send you an email brochure about them.
|Modifying the Euro Still
|Gaddock wrote about some improvements he made to his Euro60 ..
When I received the
item, the first thing I did was to get rid of the glass packing and
replaced it with rashig rings, 6mm. I was able to get a 92% product at about 1.2 liter per hour. I
was not happy with the 92% and made a few modifications as a result
of the information on this site, once again thank you all. I am now
able to get just over 96% at 1.2 liters per hour! For those of you
with the Euro 30, 60 etc. you may want to try the following.
1) I turned the column upside down so that the 2 cooling tubes are on
the bottom and the three are on the top (there are 5 in total).
2) I then packed the column with copper pot scrubbers in the areas of
the column that do not have the through tubes. Around the through
tubes I used Rashig rings.
3) I also rerouted the water hoses and started the input on the
finger condenser and the output on the lowest tube. This is the
reverse order that came with the directions for the still.
4) I cut a slot on the inside of the column where the ring clip goes
to hold the packing in. Why they did not do that to begin with is
beyond me as with no slot cut the packing could have easily fallen
out during distilling, tragedy for sure.
5) I wrap the pot with towels that allow me to regulate temperature
by the number of towels to reduce the water flow. I hate to waste
good water down the drain.
With these mods I have a still that produces a first rate product
fairly rapidly compared to similar sized stills I have read about.
||They offer 5, 10 & 25 Gallon models
Propane, electric or wood fired
Sold in the US
Initially this site raised a few eyebrows - could it be a BATF sting, seeing it
was so openly selling within the US ?
however Tim reports " Wine Sales and their parent company Dextan are mainly wholesalers.
I called them and they informed me that they will not sell distilling
set-ups to individuals in the US."
They use this for training sessions in making malt whisky's
No performance details available, but gee it looks pretty !
|Aqua Vita at http://www.aquavitae.co.nz/|
Looking at the condensors, these would appear to be Still Spirits stills
||For sale at http://www.aquavitae.co.nz/|
25L Pot still
||For sale at http://www.aquavitae.co.nz/|
25L Reflux still
Mine is an early version of this 20L Reflux still (it has a plastic body).
It puts out about 3.5L of 75% alcohol in 4 hours off 20L of 15% wash, if
just used as designed (one marble for packing !) Stuffing half a stainless
steel pot scrubber into it, below the marble, has increased the purity
to 85%. The small diameter, and extremely short height of this column
will never really make it a great "reflux" still, however it is a good
step up from just a pot still. Cheap and easy.
|Modifying the Still Spirits Reflux Still|
|Mos writes .. I have cut and shut mine by adding a 600mm*30mm piece
of stainless steel tube to the middle.After a trial run this morning I am
pleased to report to have collected my ethanol at 91% which is a huge
improvement on standard.There seems to be a much improved smell bordering on
||Wal writes ...
I modified mine by adding a 1 metre (3 ft 4 in) 1.5 inch copper column
to exg. Took out the marble and put in part of a scourer to act as a
vapor trap. I treat the exg. part as a reflux and vapor condenser for
the 1 metre column filled with scourers. Attachment via standard
plumbing screw-on connectors - no cutting required. See your plumbing
...later..offering more details ...
I decided to .. attach an extension for the actual reflux column. I took out
the marble and replaced it with part of a copper scourer - to act as a vapor
trap around the reflux jacket condenser area. I also cooled the reflux
condenser separately to get more control, rather than having the cooling
water from the vapor condenser entering the reflux condenser. My first
extension was a 750mm x 25mm diam. copper pipe packed with s.s. scourers.
This looked neat as it was the same diameter as the SS Reflux Still, but
with my 1380w heater it flooded (See photo No 6). So I made another - 11/2
inch (40mm) diam. x 1000mm (3 ft 4 in) long column packed with copper
scourers. Standard adapters at both ends enabled me to attach the SS Reflux
Still unit and use it in a similar way. Instead of welding, this time I used
an 'epoxy steel' glue - an 'araldite' formulated for metal (See photos No 1,
2, 3, 4 - use horizontal scroll bar).
I also made a bigger boiler using a second-hand heavy duty plastic drum, in
which I drilled 2 holes and attached 2 x 1300w replacement hot water jug
elements (See photo No 5). I use the drum also for malting grain by heating
the water to 75C.
For those who like me have minimal workshop skills, this is one way of
improving a standard off-the-shelf unit in an economical way.
I am getting 85%abv which gives me residual
flavors from the mashes I am playing around with (I make my cut at 60%abv
which is the practice with brandy and whisky). The reflux condenser seems
capable of total reflux now, so I will give it a go soon to find out - can't
see why it should be worse than the 'stillmaker' model with its inserted
cooling tube acting as the reflux condenser.
It was a bit of a 'I can do it too' exercise, and interest in the matter
made me post my photos to stimulate others. The plastic drum idea is much
simpler than beer kegs and only AU$20!.
||Mike writes ...I have a still spirits reflux still. My first mod to it was to
seperate the water supplies to the cooling jacket and the condenser.
Eventually I found that the cooling jacket is not necessary. The
still works just as well without it IMHO. The best mod to make to
this still is to extend the column. What I have done is to get
myself a metre of 2" copper pipe. To this I have added a copper cap
end to each end. I have drilled a hole in each cap, and tapped a
1/2" BSP thread. I bought a 1/2" nipple, and two lock-nuts to suit.
One lock nut I use down the bottom to attach to the boiler, the other
to lock the nipple into the cap at the top. The nipple at the top
will screw into the original head.
You can go further and turn this into a Nixon-Stone style still, but
I haven't got to that yet.
at Des Zine's Code Imports
||Performance : 80 - 82%|
Dean Watts comments :
My still has a Plastic boiling chamber (basically a brew barrel which you
can by the way, see through and see the wash boiling correctly.) This then
connects to a plastic reflux tower which is 11cm wide by 30cm tall. Then it
connects to a Copper head (another 18cm high) unit which has the reflux
condenser inside mounted about 9cm from the top. As the copper head is the
last thing to be assembled you can only put media in the 30cm Tower.
|Bob's MoonWater Still
Flowrate : 1 litre per hour
Purity : 90 to 95%
Cost : US$325
Pot size : 5 US gallons
Column size : 2"
Packing : copper scouring pads
Bob reports that
This is a real proven unit and works very effeciently. The real jouney for
fun begins when you run off your first batch. It will change your life
forever. It will create great memories that will last a life-time."